Commercial Property

Thanks to increasing globalisation, businesses worldwide are relocating offices, factories, warehouses, and sometimes their entire operations to new countries or regions. Domestically, too, companies may need to relocate, perhaps in order to find the most cost-effective premises or tap in to a local talent pool.

Whatever the reason for a corporate relocation, organisations need comprehensive, up-to-date information on trends, locations, prices, and a host of other topics if they are to make the right decisions on where to base their operations, as do those setting up a business abroad. Read more

The commercial property market, like its residential counterpart, acts as a useful barometer of conditions in the wider national and global economies, so it’s important for any company, whether or not it is considering an office move or a corporate relocation, to keep up to speed with the latest commercial property news and market intelligence.

Through articles, news, and expert comment and advice, including ‘how to’ tips, this section helps you to support your business by bringing you the latest on commercial property investment, purchase, rental and removals. It also covers economic background and current relocation hotspots.

See also our Brexit, Corporate Finance, Enterprise, and Mobility Industry sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide commercial removals and storage, as well as a range of support services for corporate relocations, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Commercial Property News

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Currency rises push up expat costs in Europe

European cities now comprise 40 of the one hundred most expensive places in the world for expatriates, according to the annual 'Cost of Living' report from global mobility specialists, ECA International.

Purchase

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May unveils plan to get England building again

In an effort to combat increasing house prices in the UK, Theresa May has proposed changing planning rules to encourage house building and boost UK housing supplies.
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Investment in UK property predicted to drop from 2017

Latest predictions for 2018 suggest investment volumes in the UK property market will decrease slightly from 2017. The drop takes account of changes to capital gains tax exemptions for overseas investors.
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Renting now cheaper than buying in most UK cities

Zoopla, a leading UK property website, has determined that it's cheaper to rent than buy in many British cities and towns. Which British locations top the list?

Economic Background

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Government review backs new fintech visas

A government-backed review of the UK's burgeoning fintech industry has proposed a new visa stream to attract overseas talent.
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Professional hiring recovering from COVID slump

After an unprecedented slump last year in professional recruitment because of pandemic lockdowns, there was a marked pick-up in the UK market last month, according to a new survey.
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Singapore tops global city rankings again

For the fourth year in a row, Singapore has held on to the top spot in fDi Intelligence’s 'Global Cities of the Future' rankings.

Rental

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has increased its presence in Japan with the opening of its first Citadines serviced residence in Osaka.

Ascott serviced apartments expand into Japan

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has increased its presence in Japan with the opening of its first Citadines serviced residence in Osaka.
Bristol tops property searches outside London, according to new research from Rightmove.

Bristol tops property searches outside London

Bristol emerged as the popular location outside London for online property searches among both buyers and renters during 2019, according to a new year survey.
Luxury hospitality brand Cheval Collection launches its first Cheval Maison in Germany

London hospitality brand expands into Continental Europe

Luxury serviced apartments company Cheval Collection launches its first Cheval Maison in Germany.

Removals

International company Momentous has rebranded to better align to its core areas of specialist logistics.

A new look and feel for Momentous

International company Momentous has rebranded to better align to its core areas of specialist logistics.
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International removals: moving with the times

In this tech- and talent-driven age, people are returning to the heart of relocation. FIDI Global Alliance’s Magali Horbert caught up with Ruth Holmes to talk customer experience, the new accreditation for destination service providers and the body’s new direction and leadership.
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Don’t rely on luck when choosing a moving partner

Jesse van Sas, secretary general of FIDI Global Alliance and sponsor of the Best International Removals Provider award, explains the value of the FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) quality programme.
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